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SICKOAKES is an eight piece post rock band from Sweden. The band started back in 1999 when David (bass), Jonas (saxophone), Mats (guitar) and Simon (guitar) got together and started playing in an old candy factory. Eventually Erik (drums), Joel (trumpets and trombones), Jacob (saxophone) and Love (guitar) would become part of the lineup. In 2004 the band released an EP entitled "Wedding Rings & Bullets in the Same Golden Shrine" through Pleasedosomething Net Label. In 2006 the band released their debut full length entitled Seawards through Type A Records Label.

The band has started working on their second full length release which will be release sometime in 2008-2009.

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Wedding Rings & Bullets In The Same Golden Shrine, single (2006)
Seawards, studio album (2006)

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Wedding Rings & Bullets In The Same Golden Shrine
Sickoakes Post Rock/Math rock

Review by clarke2001
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars The single "Wedding Rings & Bullets In The Same Golden Shrine" is a post rock epic, it last fifteen minutes, and it's worth downloading. Yes, this single is an internet release. You can download it for free! Apart from this, I'm not familiar with the band, but I'm glad I discovered it. The description of the song follows.

The song starts with simplistic, slow pattern slowly building up. Sounds familiar, eh? Yes, this is a typical post-rock template. The melody is nice, EVERYTHING is played through the delay effect ect ect ect ect, but it' it isn't...sorry, I need to gather myself up..I meant to say that delay effect is tastefully dozed. Well, true is, it is not used in tasteful amounts because, as I've said, there are loads of that effects. But somehow it doesn't overbear (or whatever is the word) the whole sound. There are some sounds on the top of it, close to hiss, and they are a bit too high in the mix, distracting from the listening of the rest. But that's because of the timbre rather than the delay. And it's only for the short time anyway. That melody (I rather call it a pattern) is basically just a four tones repeating on and on, but their arrangements and intervals are lovely. And they were chosen, obviously so, to be a root structure for the building chords. So far, it's lovely.

At the third minute that pattern that was built up and up stops and the song changes the pace: only one repeating tone on guitar, all the time. Okay, this is post-rock, let's see what will happen after 8 or 16 bars. Well, at the predictable moment another melody enters in, this one is a main melody, because repetitive tone will stay in the background, providing what is known in classical music as a "pedal tone" . A new melody have slightly Oriental/Spanish feel, it's hard to say since it is minimalistic and it provides some nice atmos and dissonances over the pedal tone. Although the initial start wasn't surprising, the melody itself is enjoyable.

The same melody will continue in the 8th minute, but this time everything stops, leaving us with the same melody painted on a fabric...yes, that is a padded timbre made of instruments (if there are guitars they are on E-bows), stringy, brassy and ethereal at the same time.

The drums kick in at the 10th minute, quite surprising, the melody continues in much faster tempo, this time sounding more tex-mex. The brass section builds up as the main theme becomes a dramatic theme for a golden-era western movie (my impression). For the first time, the song suits to its title (again just my impression).

And very soon, the sound delay grows again, the melody subtly changes and the whole song becomes more spacey. This is the grand finale - and my favourite part of the song. Great, great melody. Brass section building up in the background. Excellent atmosphere. And suddenly, the end. Some guitar feedback songs and then the end for good.

At the end of the day, it's a very good song. I'm not a post-rock fan, but I like it. Hence my recommendation to EVERYONE.

You can DOWNLOAD it for FREE on

Well, somebody might see this and pay attention. And review it and reccommend it. But on the first place, listen it and enjoy it.

Thanks to chamberry for the artist addition. and to burritounit for the last updates

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